BSc in Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Master's in Public Policy, Harvard University. Formerly: nine years with J.P. Morgan, with the Oil & Gas, Project Finance and Syndicated Finance groups, London, responsible for Middle East coverage, and latterly as head of the private client group in the Gulf; more than 10 years at Investcorp as Managing Director, Member of the Management Committee, and Head, Institutional Placement Team covering clients in the Gulf. Managing Director and Owner, The Palace Boutique Hotel, Bahrain. Former board positions, Gulf Air and Securities Investment Company. Chairman, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC). Member of the Board: Economic Development Board; National Bank of Bahrain.